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iOS 9 may help users sneak past the Great Firewall of China

Apple unveiled the next generation of iOS this week, and while many of us here in the US are stoked about features like Power Save Mode, smarter Siri search, and improved Maps, users in China are getting excited about one new feature that went virtually unmentioned: VPN.<p>iOS 9 contains big changes …

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung required a much needed upheaval of their flagship Galaxy S line to better keep up with current trends in the smartphone world, and that is exactly what the company did. With a dramatic shift in build material and quality, significant changes in hardware, and a far improved software …

Electronics Industry

7 stealthy tips and tricks for Apple Watch

So, you just got your shiny new Apple Watch and you’ve doubled down on learning how to use its all-new interface. That should keep you busy for a while.<p>There are still a few things that you might not know about it, however, especially these not-so-obvious tips and tricks for Apple Watch we’re going …

ICYMI: Why we love the Apple Watch (and you will too)

You’re bound to love the Apple Watch as much as we do, and we’ve got a fantastic issue of Cult of Mac Magazine to prove it.<p>Buster and Rob team up to review the fan-flipping-tastic Apple wrist-held, while Leander waxes rhapsodic about how great this new Apple gadget really is. Rob takes a look at 7 …

No Defective Apple Watches Reached Consumers

Problems with the watch's "taptic engine" were discovered in quality assurance testing.<p>Apple identified a flaw in a critical component of its Apple Watch before any of them were shipped to consumers, according to people with knowledge of the matter.<p>The part, known as the taptic engine, produces a …

Apple Watch

Thin is in: The 2015 MacBook hands-on review

Imagine an iPad Air sliced in half. The top half peels up to reveal a pin-sharp high-res screen. The other half has a full-size keyboard that’s almost flat.<p>This is the new MacBook; Apple’s latest crazy thin laptop that, as usual, is dividing the tech punditsphere.<p>With no ports but one, some think …

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 /Plus

The intense rivalry between Samsung and Apple in the smartphone world is well documented, and comparisons are bound to be made between their latest offerings. With the sixth iterations of their respective flagships, even if only in the nomenclature when it comes to the Apple smartphones, the …

Phones

Apple's new ResearchKit: "Ethics quagmire" or medical research aid?

The software platform could be great for medicine, but it has some growing up to do<p>Apple's ResearchKit sounds promising, in theory: the software platform is designed to let medical researchers create iPhone apps for their studies that will help them recruit participants — without said participants …

Digital Health

The Apple Watch Isn't A Watch, It’s An iPhone Sales Engine

The biggest news about Apple's Watch today may be how many iPhones it's going to sell.<p>Let's get this out of the way up front: Apple Watch is not a watch. It may well be, as Apple CEO Tim Cook says, "the most advanced timepiece ever created." But "watch" is a misnomer, a branding sleight of hand.<p>The …

Apple’s Apple Pay FAQ Answers Merchant’s Questions About the Service

We’ve seen some scary headlines recently about fraud involving Apple Pay recently, and as a response, Apple has posted a new Apple Pay FAQ page for …

iOS 8 How-to: Set up and Use Find My iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Find My iPhone was first released in June 2010 initially for the iPhone. Now, Find My iPhone allows you to track the location of your device, be it an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, in case it gets lost or stolen. This is a great benefit because when you locate your device using Find My iPhone, the …

One of the coolest things about the Apple Watch may be a feature no one really talks about

It will be able to share your heartbeat, prompt you to stand up when you've been sitting all day, and, of course, show you the time in a bunch of different ways.<p>But, one of its most interesting capabilities is a somewhat minor one that's easily overlooked.<p>Apple's industrial design chief Jony Ive …

Smartwatches

Have we figured out what we want in a smartwatch yet?

Image copyright Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg.Next month will be the one-year anniversary of Google’s smartwatch platform introduction. And the month …

Smartwatches

Apple Is Not Selling A Smartwatch

Tim Cook’s upcoming move to take over your wrist is not a smartwatch, even if it loosely fits the definitions that the geekerati have been working with over the last few years. Instead, the Apple Watch is an idea; it is status and standing; it is aspiration and achievement.<p>To borrow another …

Smartwatches

This is Tim: Cook at the Goldman Sachs Conference

<i>Ed: Tim Cook spoke at length during today's Goldman Sachs conference on Apple's insane first quarter, China, the Apple Watch, and so much more.</i> …

IPad Air

MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: Which Apple Notebook to Choose

From Apple's Mac lineup, the company sells many more laptops than desktop computers, part of a trend that has been in place for years. Apple's laptops are well made, they offer more than enough performance for a majority of users, and you can take the laptop with you wherever you go.<p>Apple's laptop …

Why I Love And Hate The Apple iPhone 6 Plus

For me the iPhone 6 Plus was the best smartphone of 2014. Those who prefer the Galaxy Note 4, Moto G, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact or OnePlus One have highly valid claims, but what slowly won me over is its potential to reinvigorate Apple and drive the wider phablet market.<p>All of which means I’m going to …

Mobile Technology

From Phones To Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be

In Design Forward, frog design’s founder, Hartmut Esslinger, recounts the inspirations and process behind the computers that revolutionized consumer electronics.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change <i>(</i><i>Arnoldsche Art Publishers</i><i>), by</i> …

Product Design

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

These are the iOS 8 app extensions you need on your iPhone 6

Apple brought plenty of improvements to its mobile operating system with the release of iOS 8, but one of the most intriguing additions is one that …

iWork ’14 review: Still waiting for that great leap forward [Updated] | Ars Technica

No backward compatibility, but it's hard to argue with free.<p>When Apple released the 2013 edition of the productivity suite formerly known as iWork, …

Thoughts on iOS 8.1, Yosemite, and the iPhone 6 Plus

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>In 2010, Apple held its “Back to the Mac” event. While this event previewed OS X Lion (10.7), which saw the beginning of …

Modernizing the home screen: How iOS could take cues from the design of the Apple Watch

At Apple’s special press event this past September, we witnessed the introduction of several new user interface paradigms, in the form of Apple Watch. Perhaps one of the most interesting was Apple Watch’s entirely new home screen. This is the first departure from the same basic concept of the home …

The Nexus 6: hands-on with Google's phablet

After watching Apple unapologetically release the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung release the fourth iteration of its massive Galaxy Note, getting a 6-inch phone from Google seems almost par for the course. Huge phones are the new normal, but the Nexus 6 somehow manages to feel supersized even …

The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 review

It's a conflicting time for Apple. On one hand, it's a joyous occasion for the company because its latest iPhones, which come in larger screen sizes than the last, set new sales records worldwide; but on the other hand, its lineup of iPads just experienced its third straight quarterly decline. …

Apple iPad Air 2 review

What is an iPad?<p>When Steve Jobs introduced Apple’s tablet in January 2010, he delivered an unequivocal answer. “The iPad, if you were to sum it up, is our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price,” he said. The words appeared on the screen behind him …

5 reasons to install CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod has long been the most popular custom Android ROM around, and with good reason. With a speedy stock-like experience and plenty of its own tweaks and improvements, here are 5 reasons why you should try CyanogenMod, if you haven’t already.<p><b>1. Increase your handset’s lifespan</b><p>OEMs can only …

Google Play

The promise and challenges facing Apple Pay

NEW YORK — The fledgling mobile payments industry faces a crucial test this month as Apple unleashes Apple Pay to its army of new iPhone owners.<p>Apple is trying to succeed where Google and others so far have largely failed: getting consumers to cast aside physical wallets and use their phones to pay …